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Olan Family History

Olan Surname Meaning

Hispanic (mainly Mexico; Olán): from a variant of Spanish holán ‘furbelow’ a kind of delicate white fabric frill (originally from Holland whence the name) used to adorn women's skirts; possibly therefore a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such frills.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Oman, Olin, Olen, Oland, Bean, Olden, Olman, Colan, Rolan, Alan

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Where is the Olan family from?

You can see how Olan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Olan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Olan families living in London. This was about 55% of all the recorded Olan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Olan families in 1891.
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What did your Olan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Olan. 100% of Olan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Olan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 903 military records available for the last name Olan. For the veterans among your Olan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Olan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Olan in 1947 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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